Looks Like Dolson May Get Her Tonight Show Wish

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Stefanie Dolson has come to understand that most everything she said and did at UConn during her career was seen or heard by someone.
Like the time she slapped a pair of playful bunny ears and the POTUS at last year’s White House reception. That got a lot of people talking.
On Tuesday night, Dolson she said she was hoping for a call-out from The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon in the moments following UConn’s national championship game win over Notre Dame. What  she wasn’t expecting was that  Fallon would walk on stage on Wednesday and open his monologue talking about what the UConn senior said.
“Yes, it was definitely surprising,” Dolson said. “Especially after last year, when Ellen [DeGeneres] never got back to me. The fact that Jimmy Fallon actually said something about our team, and called me out to play [basketball and Xbox] with him was really cool. I was really excited last night when I saw it.
“We are trying to see if I can get there [to The Tonight Show, which is now taped in New York City]. I’m hoping we can bring the entire team. I’d rather all the guys get to be there and not just me.
“Can I take him in basketball? Uh, yeah. But in video games? I am terrible at Xbox.”
A spokesman in the UConn sports information office confirmed that the university and Fallon’s staff have been in touch about setting up an appearance.
Dolson will be a first-round selection in Monday’s WNBA Draft, held at Mohegan Sun Arena. And she will likely fly immediately to the team that drafts her to meet with the coaches and ownership, take a physical and hold press conferences before returning to school.  But it looks like this is going to happen once his people talk to her people

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